Welcome to Zinc

We are a community hub, theatre and cafe housed in a beautiful former Victorian school building in the heart of the wonderful Essex countryside. Dating from 1901 our historic building is full of atmosphere and offers a warm welcome to everyone.

Here at Zinc we hold a wide range of activities, classes, events and productions throughout the year for all the community; young, old and anywhere in between.  Working to raise aspirations and create community.

Our education programme is one of a kind and is tailored to each individual student, building confidence and self esteem as well as educating.We are proud to be inclusive and accessible and believe passionately in arts without exception.  Our services can be accessed by all ages and abilities.

The beautiful Zinc building is also available to hire, with a wide range of rooms to fit every occasion and budget and delicious catering from the Cafe at Zinc.

About Us


Join us for a morning of stop motion animation and/or an afternoon of drama and performing arts. Both workshops will be taught by Chelsea and Laura, our professional drama tutors (straight from performing in and working on this year’s sell out Peter Pan and Hook at Zinc), as well as our own Community Artist.

Very limited spaces…half sold already.

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Always fancied giving dancing a go?  Looking to get fit and have fun?   Stage One have got just what you need –  introducing the new Dance Fit class for adults

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From Roald Dahl, to David Walliams and Jeff Kinney we’ll be producing some brilliant artwork and exploring new themes with a creative and inspiring day of craft, fun and games.

Add our Holiday Cinema Club for a full day of fun.

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2019 was a great year for Basement Fitness at Zinc, with a steadily growing clientele dedicated to constantly improving their fitness in a fun, relaxed atmosphere; a great mix of trainers including PT Adam Turner and Sharen Valentine from Get Gym Confident who we are delighted to have welcomed to the team; and a fantastic range of classes catering for all abilities.

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February is fast approaching and we’ve got lots on, from kids clubs to cinema nights and our fundraising Big Quiz, as well as all our regular clubs and activities.  Check out what’s happening at Zinc next month.

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What’s On at Zinc

Respite Weekend

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - January 26 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on March 6, 2020 at 6:00 pm

One event on June 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Bounce-fit balance blast


January 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until December 20, 2020

Basement Fitness


January 27 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until December 21, 2020

Bounce-fit balance blast


January 27 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until December 21, 2020

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January 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until February 10, 2020

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